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January 19, 2017, 7:20 PM

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
NHTSA closes probe into June 2016 Tesla crash, clearing Autopilot of fault and praising its safety features, including a ~40% drop in crashes since introduction  —  The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its full findings following the investigation …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn unveils new desktop site with simpler, app-like look, pop-up messaging window with chatbots, and updated universal search  —  After a short preview in September last year, and the small matter of getting acquired for $26.2 billion by Microsoft, today LinkedIn …
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Analysis finds Google placed ads for its own products atop 91% of 25K searches for related items; after Google was told, only 19% had Google product ads atop  —  A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter says it beat “many” internal workplace diversity targets in 2016, including promoting minorities and women to leadership positions  —  Twitter's workforce is a little more diverse, but still predominantly white and male.  —  Most Silicon Valley tech companies have workforces …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU says Amazon's Audible subsidiary and Apple will scrap all exclusivity obligations in supply and distribution of audiobooks  —  A decision by Amazon and Apple to scrap all exclusivity obligations in the supply and distribution of audiobooks will likely boost competition, EU antitrust regulators said on Thursday.
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Uber agrees to pay $20M fine to settle FTC suit alleging the company overstated potential driver earnings in 20 cities  —  Uber Technologies agreed Thursday to pay $20 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it misled drivers about potential earnings and vehicle financing.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Snap to enable ad targeting using 3rd-party data from offline purchases, after signing deal with Oracle Data Cloud, following lead of Google, Facebook, Twitter  —  Mobile app company follows lead of Google, Facebook and Twitter by working with Oracle Data Cloud
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Mithril Capital Management, led by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan, raises $850M  —  Peter Thiel being suddenly cast into the center of U.S. politics in 2016 isn't something that either Thiel or his longtime friend and colleague Ajay Royan could have anticipated in 2014, when they founded Mithril Capital Management.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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